Olive Oil and Health

Product for Balanced Diet & Healthy Lifestyle

How should be a balanced healthy diet?

A healthy diet with normal eating patterns should include all the groups of food in right amounts: Cereals, fruit and vegetables, meat and milk products, fats ans oils ans sugars. Eating a balanced diet is not forego of nothing, if not eating more: more fruit, more vegetables and more healthy fats like the Aove. In this way there will be less space for other foods that are not so good for health, those that contain saturated fats and few nutrients.

Olive oil like a healthy product

The olive oil is a product that we associated to a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Obesity in the UK has skyrocketed in the last decade. The increase in obesity is associated with the risk to suffer cardiovascular problems and related to blood presure, futhermore as cognitive impairment related to aging and Alzeimer's disease.

Olive Oil Against Aging

For quite a long time we have know the benefits of olive oil in the fight against premature aging effects, as it is a natural antioxidant.

Scientific development has facilitated the availability of olive oil information in relation to the discovery of oleocanthal, an enzyme responsible for the antioxidant effect of olive oil. Doctors indicate that after thirty years the human body begins to degenerate by the oxidation of cells, and the oleocanthal contained in olive oil helps delay this effect without contraindications. The proportion of oleocanthal in the oil varies depending on the area where the fruit is picked. With the olive groves of Pegalajar in Oleobercho, we obtain an olive oil rich in oleocanthal.

Benefits of the use of olive oil against cardiovascular diseases

If olive oil is usually consumed, it is possible to reduce the three main factors of heart attack: high levels of blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity.

The use of olive oil against butter, margarine and saturated fats

The butter is a animal fat, a dairy derivate in whose nutritional composition we can found saturated fatty acids in a high percentage (70%). This fatty acids are directly related with an increase of a blood cholesterol level, which, linked to prolonged consumption over time, would imply an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

On the other hand, the olive oil is a fat of vegetal origin, a liquid extracted to ripe olive whose nutritional value consists of 50-82% oleic acid (omega 9), 4-18% linoleic acid (omega 6), less than 1% linolenic acid (omega 3) and a 10- 15% saturated fatty acids.

This dissimilarity of essential fatty acids in its composition, along with the antioxidant property provided by the vitamin E contained in this oil, makes the benefits for our health are numerous.


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